New seasonally inappropriate footwear is in; as the spring/summer collection are already landing in store, I was immediately drawn to these slider-esque sandals from Isabel Marant. The first Marant purchase I’ve ever made, I feel like these perfectly bridge the gap between boho Birkenstocks and high fashion Céline fur adorned sandals or patent minimalism, even though I have to admit I thought these were Céline at first. Already wearing them with heavy overcoats and as many layers as possible.
Just before we were whisked away to Malta, I was treated to afternoon tea at Aqua Shard by new accessories label Completed Works; seeing London by night is a definite highlight of living in the city, it was beautiful sitting there from day to night and watching the whole skyline light up. I’m completely in awe of their very first pillar collection; the rings using marble and jade contrasting black Rhodium and gold are kind of a purists dream, whilst 3D printed broken column necklaces seem dainty and chunky all at the same time.
There seems to be a running theme happening here, hair hair everywhere. Head, sweater, shoes and now bag. I’ve had my eye on the Lulu for so long but ever since seeing this calf hair beauty on Matches, my mind is set. Could there be a more perfect accessory? Except perhaps the white version that I’m sure I would spill something on as soon as it left the wrapping..
As you all know I have a particular love for jewellery, leather-ware and really any minimal gold petite accessories of any kind. On discovering Carnet De Mode, I immediately fell in love with their jewellery selection; chunky to fine – and even Loshy’s in between; of which I find to be genius. Best of all they support young designers by providing a platform for hundreds of labels to showcase and buy their latest collections. So many simple pieces that I’ve totally fallen for, now I just need to decide on a piece, any ideas? I know that each of these chains above would receive regular wardrobe rotation, so maybe I should just bite the bullet! The mini cardholder too is playing heavily on my mind, the little rose gold clip is the perfect little detail with the navy leather.
Headed back to London tomorrow after a glorious 10 days in Devon. Totally in love with this piece of the countryside and very inspired for Autumn/Winter 14. Went up on the moors yesterday to get some inspo for my next collection and it was just so beautiful! Many more Devon pictures to come, but right now I’m off to the beach to soak in some last minute rays before the city urges me back to it.
I think I’m in love. In fact, I know I’m in love; with the heavy tread shoes that have taken over AW13. Stella stole my heart with a full range of bad ass white and black heavy tread tire shoes that I’d been hunting for for the last month. Thankfully the hunt is over, although I can’t promise I won’t run back for the boots!
Stiletto, chunky, gargantuan – three of my favourite shoes this summer, as well as my favourite colours. Perfectly covering all bases. Now, if only I could get them in flat versions to wear to work all day.. Do you ever wish you had an office job just so you could wear whatever you wanted and didn’t have to think about the practicality of it all? Easy Lyfe. Another reason I’m so happy fashion has more recently taken flats into consideration, I hope that never ends.
Doing more venue recces today for the show, as we have until the end of this week to decide on a space. It is officially now a month until the start of London fashion week!
More eBay spoils from around the world, this time; a shoe that I never expected to fall for months ago, or even feature on this blog, but as we get ever deeper into summer I realised that I’m in need of more and more flat shoes.
Now I have a studio to cycle to every morning, I’ve been noticing how unpractical most clothing and footwear choices are – flashing half of Hackney with my asymmetric wrap skirt, or slipping off my pedal with my non grip sandals.. another reason I seriously fell for the Love Aesthetics x Black Blessed collab, with the short/skirt (SKORT), and transformer clutch/backpack designed in mind for cycling! So anyway, I’m not sure how much these flats will feature on the blog, as they are casual to-the-max but I thought they were worth photographing before I wear them to death peddling the roads of London!
I’ve been obsessed with Céline sunglasses for so long, I have an obsession with sunglasses full stop (which is funny considering how much sunshine we actually see here), so it was only a matter of time before I added some to the collection. I was on the hunt for this pair for a while, even trying to find the mythical Céline store on London’s Bond St (does it actually exist or what?), before online prevailed. Hello sunshine! Now I’m ready for my trip to Devon next week. I can’t wait to hit the beach!
Where would we be without all our accessories? I actually managed to pack light for once realising that just because my suitcase is large-ish doesn’t mean I have to fill it to bursting, especially when I always leave Devon with an assortment of delicious homemade jams and chutneys (super mum alert!).
So here are the accessories I can’t quite live without at the moment. The perfect assortment of shoe types and various coloured metals, meaning I only needed to bring a tshirt and trousers. WIN! Have a good weekend and if you want to see more from my Devon roaming, you can find me on instagram under girlalamode.